Have you ever seen Jimmy Fallon's Late Night skit called "Dramatic Readings of Bad Yelp Reviews"? I saw a clip in my Facebook feed the other day and it got me thinking...what if students wrote Yelp reviews of their teachers? Are you brave enough to solicit that kind of feedback?
I posted some end of the year ideas on my old blog a few years ago. This is such a great reason why you should be blogging if you haven't started already. It was really helpful to look back on what I had planned that year and reflect on how things went. My blog wasn't the only thing that got an extreme makeover; some of my lesson ideas for the end of the year have been upgraded as well. Some lessons have been formatted to Hyperdocs (digital lessons) so I can share those lessons here with you now. This post will continue to be a reminder of the awesome fun that we have had ending the year, as well as a reminder of fun I hope to have another year.
It's teacher appreciation week.
Why not show your teachers that you value their time by giving your staff meeting an upgrade?
I'm currently reading George Couros' book "The Innovator's Mindset" and participating in a Massive Open Online Course (#IMMOOC) This week's challenge was to write a blog post responding to a prompt in 200 words or less. With the help of some carefully crafted memes, here's my week three response to: Share some of your best ideas for building relationships and a culture of trust in your position.
Looking back to find the path forward:
Taking the judgement out of conversations about student behavior with a $2 click counter and an Undercover Boss. Why manage your class when you can encourage them to manage themselves instead?
February 1, 2017 is Global School Play Day! #GSPD is a movement started by a group of educators to promote the importance of the role of unstructured play in learning.
To prepare for the event:
It's 2017... maybe it's time to rethink some of the things we have been doing for the past 40 years?
Looking back on 2016, it is fitting that "Cultivate" was my #OneWord last year. It has been a year of tremendous growth for me both personally and professionally.
I am a lifelong learner and have had the privilege of also being called a teacher for sixteen years.
Like this blog? Are you a middle school English teacher? Check out my own 20% time project. Genius Hour isn't just for students, my passion project is called "The Book Somm". It's a seperate blog dedicated entirely to my love of literature. I read books and build a menu of paired texts and lessons around the YA novels that I love.